September 19, 2018 / 1:42 PM / in a month

Trump says it is up to U.S. Senate how to handle accusation against court nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday it was up to the U.S. Senate how to handle a sexual assault allegation brought by a woman against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

U.S. President Donald Trump answers a question about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh during a joint news conference with Poland's President Andrzej Duda in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said it would be unfortunate if Kavanaugh’s accuser, university professor Christine Blasey Ford, did not appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to tell her story.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Will Dunham

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